Recommendations from the European Breast Cancer Guidelines

Women between the ages of 45 and 49


Recommendations

For asymptomatic women aged 45 to 49 with an average risk of breast cancer, the ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) suggests against annual mammography screening over biennial or triennial mammography screening in the context of an organised screening programme (conditional recommendation, very low certainty in the evidence).
For asymptomatic women aged 45 to 49 with an average risk of breast cancer, the ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) suggests either triennial or biennial mammography screening in the context of an organised screening programme (conditional recommendation, very low certainty in the evidence).

Summary of Judgements

  annual
vs.
triennial mammography screening
triennial
vs.
biennial mammography screening
annual
vs.
biennial mammography screening
Certainty of evidence Very low Very low Very low
Balance of effects Probably favors the comparison Probably favors the comparison Probably favors the comparison
Resources required Large costs Moderate savings Moderate costs
Cost effectiveness Probably favors the comparison Probably favors the intervention Probably favors the comparison
Equity Varies Varies Varies
Acceptability Varies Varies Varies
Feasibility Varies Yes Varies